Carrie Patterson, Chair
Associate Professor of Art
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Alumni Where are they now?
Matthew Fishel (studio art, 2001) completed an MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art in 2010. Originally interested in painting, Matthew has expanded his practice to include animation, video, installation, and digital imaging. He is a frequent contributor to RedStarKGB, an ongoing collaboration of filmmakers in Baltimore. His own film, "A Short Film Regarding Possibilities", was selected by the Maryland Film Festival in 2006. See his work at http://www.matthewfishel.com
Study of the Intersection of Art and Literature in the Harlem Renaissance through Alain Locke and Aaron Douglas
Abstract: The Harlem Renaissance is a very pivotal time in African-American history. Between the rising of the “New Negro” and the wide range of art and literature that is produced at this time, the Harlem Renaissance has left a lasting impression on American society. With the migration to the north, Harlem became conducive to a new culture where African-Americans could no longer live in fear, and have a place where they could spread there ideas. It is surprising that so little has been written about the Harlem Renaissance. Alain Locke and Aaron Douglas were key pioneers in the shaping of the Harlem Renaissance. Together they helped to guide what the art of the Harlem Renaissance would represent, and the themes that would run through the work of artists of this time. Together the artists and writers of the Harlem Renaissance helped society gain awareness of what the African-American race had to offer.